To the editor:

Since being out of the country for the  past two weeks, I would be remiss if I did not comment on recent letters.

First, my learned friend, Rep. Glenn Cordelli (R-Tuftonboro) is correct when he said that elected representatives should write their own letters and not have their others write in their place. 

The call for commonsense gun control is a recurring theme of the party that ignores the Second Amendment and wants to deprive citizens of their God-given right to protect their life and the lives of their family members. It is unfortunate that the shoppers in the El Paso, Texas, Walmart did not include an off-duty policeman or an armed citizen. Death and mayhem were prevented in Garrison, Texas, a few years ago by a traffic cop who spotting two armed jihadists in body armor. It only took two shots to prevent what could have been much death and injury.

And finally, this plea for diversity and tolerance is meaningless when directed toward Tom McLaughlin and his wife from his Aug. 8 MAGA hat column.

Will Medicare for all have an effect on those who worked all of their lives and had FICA forcibly extracted from their paycheck to pay for their earned retirement? What will they have to give up?

Eugene M. Long, Jr., M.D.

Eaton

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